Charles Moreno, also known as: Moreno, KidBossSire, and various other titles, is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. He is currently the founder, CEO, and Lead Program Instructor at TechKnow. 

Moreno launched TechKnow from his alma mater, Sacred Heart on June 7th, 2016, originating with an idea from his principal. From there, he brought his concept to hackathons and libraries. TechKnow expanded rapidly through Moreno's connections, reaching 250 students by the end of 2017. 

Moreno was born and raised in New York, New York. He is the adopted son of Robert and Regina Moreno. His ancestors came from Canada, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica. He and his stepbrother, Max, were brought up in South Ozone Park, New York. Moreno was raised Catholic and Jewish.

Moreno excelled in Learners & Leaders, Jean Paul Richter, and New York Military Academy. In New York Military Academy, in the 7th grade, Moreno was the captain of the hockey team. He currently attends Xavier High School, a Jesuit, academically rigorous school in Chelsea, New York.

Moreno began using and was exposed to computers as a preschooler. He taught himself how to use a keyboard and a mouse. 

 

An earlier inspiration for TechKnow may have been from New York Military Academy, the middle school he attended in the 7th grade.  New York Military Academy lacked technology courses, specifically coding courses. 

Once at Sacred Heart, an administrator realized that Moreno had a talent. He was given the opportunity teach a class how to create their own remote control car, which was successful. This program and its curriculum was passed down to other schools due to its success. 

 

Q&A

TechKnow Interviewer: What sparked your inspiration?

Moreno: Probably the fact that NYMA lacked technology courses and my principal from Sacred Heart allowing me to teach a class.

 

Q: How'd you expand?

A: I met instructors and friends at hackathons and through LinkedIn Connections. People began "franchising" my concept and I was able to overlook their operations.

 

Q: People say you do everything, what don't you do that others do?

A: It's hard to believe, but I don't play video games. I don't find the time to and the idea of video games bores me to death. Though, the last video game I did play was Minecraft, which was at least 2 or 3 years ago, sick confession. I also don't sing. I was placed in an audition for "The Voice" and you wouldn't have wanted to know the outcome.

 

Q: Did your parents help you with this project?

A: As much as I wanted them to be involved, they did not play any roles in my ongoing project.

 

Q: What and where was your first job?

A: I was a cashier, who in the long run, developed a point-of-sales system for a family restaurant.

 

Q: Why do you care so much about TechKnow?

A: Considering I currently do not have any children, I treat TechKnow as my child. You wouldn't neglect your child now, would you? I find gratification through the satisfaction my students present me with.

 

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FAST FACTS:

BORN               Cillian (Charles) Moreno                                                                           New York, NY                                                                                             October 1, ???? (Age ??)

RESIDENCE     Southampton, NY     

OCCUPATION  Computer Programmer, Entrepreneur    

YEARS ACTIVE  2016-Present

KNOWN FOR     Founder & CEO at TechKnow

HOMETOWN      South Ozone Park, NY

TITLE                   Founder, CEO, & Lead Program Instructor       

SPOUSE(S)          Not Applicable

CHILDREN           Not Applicable

 

 

Q: Do you still attend school? If so, what school?

A: I currently attend school. I haven't dropped out, as many people think I should. I attend Xavier High School in Manhattan.

 

Q: You seem underage to be owning a company? Are you sure this is legal?

A: Absolutely. The legalities portion has been dealt with by my accountant and attorney, no need to be concerned. 

 

Q: Why do you never discuss your age, political affiliation, race, ethnicity, et cetera?

A: I try to eliminate bias.

 

Q: Can you sign an autograph/come for a meet-and-greet?

A: I can of course sign autographs, send a self-addressed and stamped envelope to our mailing address (244 Fifth Avenue, Suite C256, New York, NY 10001). Depending on where you'd like to meet me, I can have a meet and greet.

 

If you are dissatisfied, you can always drop it into the burning pit or your money back.
— Moreno, Charles